THE MAKING OF AN IMMIGRATION JUDGE (2ND ED) An explorer’s guide. It sounds self-consciously millennial but it’s an approach of which Baden Powell would have approved. Stuart Fisher, Adlard Coles, £25 COASTAL SCOTLAND Although subtitled ‘A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet’ this beautifully written account is a selective exploration of seven rock lighthouses: the Eddystone, Bell Rock, Haulbowline, Perch Rock, Wolf Rock, Bishop Rock and Fastnet. The Original The Most Complete The Most Up-To-Date Click For Sample Steve Dashew SetSail quote-left The best cruising guide I have ever used. Not a pilot guide, not a cruising companion, Life on the Deben focusses on the river itself. Smith is American with access to astonishing satellite technology (and research funding, it seems). PHANTOM ISLANDS They’ve observed changing political and social attitudes together with a dramatic development of yachting facilities. LIFE ON THE DEBEN: THE STORY OF A SUFFOLK RIVER Sara Hopkinson, Fernhurst, £12.99 When a river becomes non-navigable there’s a natural tendency to lose interest in it. Virtually every port, anchorage, beach and cove in the Northern Sporades and Gulf of Volos … Imber’s book is technically interesting as he describes the particular challenges and skills of sailing a flat-bottomed yacht. An utterly convincing publication. Hanratty’s mix of experience (including time in Hong Kong) ensure these chapters are particularly enlightening. Duncan Wells, Adlard Coles, £17.99 If this summer has necessarily become a time for future planning rather than present adventure, Trevor and Dinah Thompson’s guide has much to offer. In this elegantly-produced, quietly quirky book, Dirk Liesemer presents brief histories of 30 islands that have appeared on maps and inspired explorations: Atlantis, Breasil, Saint Brendan’s Island, Rupes Nigra, Thule. Chris Bonington was in New Zealand, considering a climb in Tien Shan (part of the USSR – remember?) When Captain Matthew Flinders was imprisoned on Mauritius he lost his cat. This is a book with a mission: to convince transatlantic sailors to cross via the southern route and allow themselves time to relish the cruising delights of the Cape Verdes. It is a useful resource for anyone visiting the area and jam-packed full of information. Books like this continue to be needed as new people continue to take up sailing and realise that finding one’s way at sea involves more than downloading an app. The good solid trades will boost you the 2,100 miles to the Caribbean at hull speed in time for Christmas.’ It’s an updated version of the 1st edition (published 2011) and although Street, now in his late 80s, has swallowed the cruising anchor, he has a range of local contacts, a lifetime’s experience and the ability to interpret evidence gleaned from sources such as Google Earth as well as his own excellent charts. But now she must survive alone. His reminiscences of early life and education, and his career until retirement remain unchanged. You may feel the chandlery bookshelves already have enough navigation primers for even the most anxious student but this begins with a specific objective: to give a navigator confidence that she or he understands what the electronics are saying and can manage without them if all power dies. Sara Hopkinson writes in a reassuring style and gives sensible advice; such as when entering an unfamiliar harbour ‘keep things simple and, in a yacht, use the engine’. He was the first deaf yachtsman to complete the OSTAR – and then went further. Devout Muslim Misha Khan from Manchester hadn’t walked in the hills until she was 40: since then she has climbed Kilimanjaro and skied to the North Pole. Hughes suffered from depression but persevered. SEA, ICE AND ROCK JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. The scope of this book is global, ranging from the earliest geology to the latest hydro-electric diversion projects. THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Several have shifted their charted position over the centuries but none of them exist. Gerry reached age 13 unable to read or write and detached from his own identity. Every few months, it seems, Rod Heikell’s Mediterranean knowledge needs to spill over into some new outlet. Heikell’s stories of the super-rich are entertaining but the most valuable section is his account of the development of flotilla sailing and chartering. Laurence C. Smith, Allen Lane, £20 It remains a good read, full of insight and some excitement. A 300-year history is constructed from these iconic examples: it’s an exploration into different levels of meaning as well as use. A Bristol Channel pilot cutter is a specialised sailing boat the style and design of which is derived from the single-masted cutter.Based upon bulkier, less nimble fishing boats but modified for use in the … when Robin Knox-Johnston persuaded him they should sail together to Greenland and climb there instead. Lamorna Ash, Bloomsbury, £16.99 The tons of ceramics loaded onto medieval Chinese junks ‘simply could not have been carried on the backs of camels’. Highly recommended. Thank you all for your ongoing custom during this extraordinary year. ADRIATIC PILOT (8th EDITION) The clarity of the overall approach remains unchanged, There are revision checks at the end of each chapter but for those not preparing for an exam, small details such as the potentially lethal qualities of a flying baked bean tin in a blow, or advice to store a pair of gardening gloves in the flare box may remain longest in the memory. His degree of physical access to each lighthouse varies: a compelling chapter records five days on the Fastnet. The author obviously has local … It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book… Jo Winter, RCC Pilotage Foundation/Imray, £55 Nevertheless it’s a reminder to be a little more curious and take to our dinghies, kayaks or feet to see what happens on the far side of river walls and beyond the upper reaches. Ash learns to gut. Sir RKJ’s tenacity through his first climb had me gripping the pages, white-knuckled! 6 th Edition The 6 th edition sees the addition of Cairns (Australia), Vanuatu, The Solomon Islands and … In addition to paper format, each volume of ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions is available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publication (AENP). THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED ANTARCTICA FANTASTIC FEMALE ADVENTURERS BRIDGING OUR DIFFERENCES This narrative presents trade – rather than conquest or colonisation – as the primary motive for marine networking. Home of Reeds Nautical Almanac, Adlard Coles Nautical has an excellent reputation as a reliable source for all things nautical, from thrilling bunkside reading like the forthcoming Adlard Coles Maritime Classics to bestselling sailing bibles, stunning photography books… Substitute aircraft for camels, container-ships for junks and it’s equally true today. Nick Cottam & Tim Curtis, Lifeonthedeben.com, £20 It covers Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and the east coast of Italy, from Trieste to Otranto – a varied and often beautiful cruising ground. Roger Seymour has incorporated these developments seamlessly in his update of the late Alison Noice’s companion to the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore course. They are austere, deserted, surrounded by steep slopes and often rocky shores. An essential series. In five years since the previous edition, certain electronic aids to safety and navigation, which might then have felt extravagant, have become almost mainstream. 03652059. Internationally-recognised nautical publications available in paper and digital format. Julie Cook, Pen & Sword, £19.99 As well as catching vermin, Trim climbed the rigging, wheedled scraps from mouths and amused the crew. RIVERS OF POWER Free Delivery Option to Europe and Express Delivery Available Worldwide. They collected a crew and did just that – each of them sampling each other’s expertise. THE GIFT OF A SEA: A SHORT HISTORY OF YACHTING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN What have been your favourite sailing books of 2020? The best sailing … Below I have selected the most noteworthy books, guides & nautical charts … ‘Depart from Brava the first week in December. Sailing Directions … Beautiful certainly but with a challenging beauty – one can almost feel the ‘rachas’ – the fierce, sudden winds. Free delivery option to Europe and express delivery available worldwide. The booklets are produced in aid of ASPAS, a French wildlife charity, and are digital only. She cannot believe fish do not feel pain but must still do this job. TRAVELS WITH MY NAN Gordon Knight, Google Play Books £5 Nautical. There are also products known as Sailing Directions, which are books written by various Hydrographic Offices throughout the world. As he looks back to earlier explorations and forward to a possible ice-free future Taylor knows he is ‘sailing along the cusp of a seismic shift in our species’ relationship with its world.’ He feels the grief yet achieves intellectual distance and some challenging insights. 283 Items, One of our team will be able to steer you in the right direction…, SUBSCRIBE Register to stay up to date with all our NEWS, UPDATES AND SPECIAL OFFERS Register, Bookharbour Digital House Kemps Quay Quayside Road SouthamptonSO18 1AD, © OneOcean Limited - Incorporated in England No. This is the place to pick cruising guides from The Thames to The … The Blue Book of Sailing: The 22 Keys to Sailing Mastery (eBook) $24.00 The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for … The city is Southampton and among the women desperately scanning the survivors’ list outside the White Star office is Emily Bessant, mother of five and a widow. BA Pilots are primarily intended for commercial use by shipping vessels, however in recent years, have included information on small boat navigation as well. He is scrupulous in saying so. Trim had been born on passage from the Cape of Good Hope to Botany Bay and had sailed with Flinders as he surveyed the Australian coast. As the children grew up, Nan offered mates’ sailing, girlfriend sailing and began again with a new generation. The pilot books listed for sale here are via ‘affiliate links’ – you don’t pay more, but we earn a small commission for making the recommendation. Laurence C. Smith is a hydrologist who is currently tracking changing river flows in the Arctic. Life on the Deben is not a campaigning volume; it’s an attractive, well-written sequel to a successful film. ‘I let out a cry and stab the ray in the heart.’ Her title comes from a poem by Elizabeth Bishop. The Firth of Clyde is the historic centre for Scottish yachting, British shipbuilding and a naval tradition which is not yet defunct. Buy Cruising Guides & Marine Pilot Books for Cruising & Sailing on Bookharbour. This edition includes a download voucher for Imray’s digital charts – encouragement to do more than just dream? This time he has produced a history extending from the pharaohs to the oligarchs. It’s an anthology of words and phrases – ‘groggy’, ‘lubber’, ‘tarpaulin muster’ – which offer an alternative diversion if the solitary warblings are voted down. Maps and positioning icons are well used, though with such a spate of information to absorb, I might put in a future plea for a slightly larger type size or possibly sub-titling. Andrew O’Grady clearly loves and understands Chile yet there are large areas he has not had time to investigate in detail, even over 16 years. THE TITANIC & THE CITY OF WIDOWS IT LEFT BEHIND Winter’s approach is informed by common-sense, experience and cultural sensitivity as well as her receptiveness to beauty and fascination with sea areas where one can cruise for months without seeing another yacht. There’s high- writing and high-thinking here but also harsh realities and nights in the pub. In this category: Most often it’s a revised edition of one of his pilot books; a cruising guide, handbook or almanac. An inspiring book. Bransfield went from the lower decks to become an expert navigator and ship’s master. Not everyone succeeds — sometimes it’s enough to have made the attempt. Her husband William had signed on as a fireman at £6 a month, a welcome wage in hard times. AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CRUISING THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF FRANCE: CANAL DE LA MARNE AU RHIN (EST) There are blank pages in this volume which might have tempted me to sharpen a very fine pencil and sketch my own. The United States Coast Pilot ® consists of a series of nautical books that cover a variety of information important to navigators of coastal and intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes. Mingming II and the Impossible Voyage is philosophical but not gloomy. That is Southeast Asia Pilot – the region’s favourite cruising guide, now in its 6 th edition (15 th year). This would make an excellent gift. SOUTH CHINA SEA Sarah Outen battled mental health problems as she rowed, kayaked and cycled round the world. The central character, however, is not a teenage wizard or fedora-wearing archaeology professor but a small, 24ft concept yacht. A must for pleasure craft skippers sailing in these waters. MINGMING II & THE IMPOSSIBLE VOYAGE For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Delivery Option to Europe and Express Delivery available Worldwide the islands of Franz Josef Land until discover... 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